Have a picture you want to share with the world? Post it on Instagram on you could have 200 million people see it.
Instagram’s 200-million milestone (this number represents the number of active monthly users) comes with 60 million photos shared per day, which means 20 billion photos have been posted to the site since its inception in 2010. That’s a look of pictures for the social media scene.
Instagram had a small following that grew exponentially when Facebook acquired the company in April 2012. In less than two years the photo sharing company gained 170 million users, with 50 million joining in the last six months. Since the Facebook acquisition, users have been able to make 15-second video clips and use Instagram Connect, a private photo sharing experience.
In a blog entry posted yesterday, the company thanked its users for their dedication, citing all the visual experiences that have been shared on Instagram.
“The vibrance (sic) and diversity of this community has increased as it has grown,” the blogger wrote. “Over the past six months, we’ve seen new communities coming together in cities and towns across the world, whether they be in Guthrie, Oklahoma, or Guatemala City. With January’s Worldwide InstaMeet 8, we saw record turnouts of communities coming together to form friendships, explore new places and celebrate creativity in all corners of the globe from New Delhi to New York, Bucharest, Nairobi and beyond.”
Facebook is, of course, excited for the growth, but to them it’s nothing new. Facebook has recently surpassed the one-million active monthly users mark for mobile phones.